Wells College is a leading private liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, who also founded the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies.

Wells College is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and School (MSCHE). The College is approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.

Ranking Profile:

- Wells College is ranked 144th among National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News 2011.

- In the 2005 edition of the Princeton Review's The 357 Best Colleges. Wells was named 15th in the nation for being best at encouraging class discussion and 20th on the list of most beautiful campuses.

- It is one of only four New York State private colleges and universities named among the nation's top liberal arts schools that offer quality education at an affordable price in the 2005 edition of U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges.

- Wells is ranked No. 1 nationally among top colleges for "Best Profs at Teaching" in The Princeton Review's annual guidebook, The Best 331 Colleges, published by Random House.

- Wells has been named the No. 1 institution in the United States for alumnae support per student according to the August 29, 1997, issue of the Almanac, published by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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